//, UAMS News/Grammy Award Winner Al Green to Headline ACRC Gala for Life Sept. 28
UAMS News Bureau

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News Release
Thursday, May 17, 2007

Leslie W. Taylor, 501-686-8998
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Jerri Jackson, 501-686-8149
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LITTLE ROCK – Nine-time Grammy Award-winning soul and gospel singer Al Green will perform at the Gala for Life, an annual event benefiting the Arkansas Cancer Research Center (ACRC) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


The 12th annual ACRC Gala will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Wally Allen Ballroom of the Statehouse Convention Center and will include a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and entertainment by headliner Green. Organized by the ACRC Foundation’s Board of Directors, the black-tie event will raise funds for cancer research and patient care.


In addition, Little Rock philanthropists Joe and Jo Ellen Ford will be named the second annual Pat and Willard Walker Tribute honorees for their longtime support of the ACRC and other programs at UAMS. Joe Ford is chairman of the board of Little Rock-based Alltel Corp. and a former state senator. Jo Ellen Ford is a founding member of the ACRC Foundation Board of Directors and was the first chairwoman of the ACRC Auxiliary.


Tables of 10 start at $3,000; individual tickets are $300 per person. For information about the event or to make a reservation, contact Jeanette Shack at the ACRC Foundation at (501) 526-2277.


A native of Forrest City, Ark., Green earned his first Grammy Award in 1981. His hits include R&B classics such as “Tired of Being Alone,” “Let’s Stay Together” and “Call Me.


Green has served as pastor of the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Memphis, Tenn., since 1979 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. His latest album is titled “Everything’s OK.”


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,430 students and 715 medical residents. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,400 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. For more information, visit www.uams.edu.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a northwest Arkansas regional campus; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,021 students, 789 medical residents and two dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS regional centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.


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